Space available in spring Concealed Carry training classes at RLC

INA, Ill. (Dec. 18, 2013) – There’s still time to claim a seat in one of Rend Lake College’s Concealed Carry Firearms Training courses this spring, located on the Ina campus and new RLC Shooting Range.

The training courses are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12; Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8-9; and Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2. All courses will last from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days in RLC Coal Mine Training Center, Room 107 on the Ina campus and the RLC Range.

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Rend Lake College Instructor Ron Meek, THIRD FROM LEFT, looks on as community members aimed at B-27 targets in November during their live-fire qualification section of the Rend Lake College Concealed Carry Firearms Training at the new RLC Shooting Range in Ina. Locals have several options to register for the training courses during the spring of 2014. Click on the image for a larger view.

The training is taught in a two-day format; day one focused on firearm safety, principles of marksmanship, loading and unloading, safety and cleaning and day two for live-fire qualification. Firearms are not allowed on campus for the first day of training and directions will be given to the shooting facility.

The cost of the class and qualification is $200. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Applications for Illinois permits will be available beginning Jan. 5 and will cost $150.

Participants must bring a valid FOID card, a driver’s license, and a handgun and two boxes of unopened factory ammunition to the training session. Handguns will be inspected by RLC certified instructors. All 16 hours of training are required, in addition to the live-fire qualification of 30 rounds at 5, 7 and 10 yards, with a minimum of 70 percent accuracy inside the 7 ring of a B-27 target.

Early registration is encouraged as seats are expected to fill quickly. For more information, contact the RLC Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 or visit online at

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